SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleetsmith, the provider of secure, automated Apple device management, was named to this year's CNBC Upstart 100 List. The list is CNBC's annual roundup of the 100 most promising young startups from around the world — companies that are on the path to becoming tomorrow's household names. Fleetsmith was selected from more than 600 nominees based on metrics like scalability, sales and customer growth, and workforce diversity.
"This is a tremendous honor for us because the CNBC selection committee has recognized how critical automating device management and security is," said Zack Blum, co-founder and CEO of Fleetsmith. "Our team has worked hard to turn what used to be weeks of manual setup and management work into just minutes for IT and security teams."
Fleetsmith is building the future of device management by automating device setup, intelligence, patching, and security for Apple devices, which continue to grow rapidly in the enterprise. In addition to helping IT departments work more efficiently, Fleetsmith helps companies reduce their business risk by providing insight into the health and security of their Apple devices.
"We're proud that Fleetsmith is included in CNBC's Upstart list this year," said Naomi Ionita, partner at Menlo Ventures and Fleetsmith board member. "From the first meeting, they impressed us with their ability to identify real pain points around device management and security. By listening to their customers, driving product innovation, and delivering quick time-to-value, they have built a business that powers IT and security operations for any modern company."
Fleetsmith was founded in 2016 by Zack Blum, Jesse Endahl, Kenneth Kouot, and Stevie Hryciw, all of whom formerly worked in IT, security, and engineering roles. Since Fleetsmith was launched, it has:
- Raised over $40 million in funding from Menlo Ventures, Index Ventures, and Harrison Metal.
- Launched Fleetsmith Intelligence, the industry's first free device monitoring product.
- Launched a reseller program called the Fleetsmith Partner Program.
- Introduced new features including a new Admin Console and Dashboard, support for iOS and tvOS devices, and Custom Apps.
- Grown its customer base to over 1,500 organizations, who are using Fleetsmith to modernize their IT workflows, manage their inventory, secure their devices, and ensure they are in compliance.
"I'm thrilled and not surprised that CNBC recognizes the incredible talent and potential that we've seen from Fleetsmith since day one," said Kara Nortman, partner at Upfront Ventures. "The founding team is insanely innovative and obsessively focused on execution. What they've built isn't just a security and IT platform — it's bringing device management into the cloud-native world, and that's the future of work."
Learn more about Fleetsmith by visiting www.fleetsmith.com.
Fleetsmith automates new device setup, inventory, patching, and security for corporate Apple device fleets. Founded by former IT and security leaders from Dropbox and Fandom, Fleetsmith combines world-class product and security engineering with a powerful, intuitive interface that makes advanced Apple device management available for everyone. Fleetsmith is based in San Francisco and backed by Menlo Ventures, Tiger Global Management, Upfront Ventures, and Harrison Metal. Try it for free at fleetsmith.com.